Will we ever learn?

Will we ever learn?

Volume 19, Issue 4

Now that we are well into the current year, it could be that any thought about the events of 2007 is crowded out by the pressing concerns that engage us in 2008. However, if it is not too late – and I don’t think that it is – then any lessons that the last 12 months can teach us ought not be forgotten.

From the back of beyond

ImageKairos: Volume 19, Issue 3

The approach of St Patrick’s Day, 17 March, has storytellers scrambling. And if your name (like mine) is unmistakably Irish, you are likely to be asked for at least one good St Patrick story fairly soon. It is a great honour, but there is a problem. Or at least there seems to be a problem for some of my fellow storytellers who are also (like me) approaching age 60. If a rash of recent emails to me is any indication, some of us aging boomers have lost our ties to St Patrick. And as any storyteller will admit, the chances of any good St Patrick stories coming out of this situation are slim to none.

A book to foster your faith

Volume 19, Issue 3

As you well know, Jesus preached in parables, so that we who follow Him might learn a message to help us on our journey of life and faith. One of the most memorable parables is that which is loosely referred to as ‘The Sower’ (Matt 13; Mk 4; Lk 8). Obviously, Matthew, Mark and Luke all considered it sufficiently important to make sure it was included in their narratives of Jesus’ public ministry.

Honouring a woman of faith

Volume 19, Issue 2

It is quite probable that you, like me, developed an acquaintance with the works of William Shakespeare under a reasonably high degree of duress. In my later years at secondary school one or another of his plays always had to be studied as part of English Literature.

One day at a time

Volume 19 Issue 1

Because this New Year has been well under way prior to the presentation of my first contribution to these pages, I have had ample time to think and pray about what I might share with you in this first Perspective column for 2008. That’s certainly how I view these contributions that I provide for you with each fortnight: some aids for your pilgrimage of life.

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